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Watching out for hostile aircraft

Watching out for hostile aircraft

On Sunday we went up to Mount Umunhum for the first time. This mountain top high above the Silicon Valley in California used to be a radar surveillance post in the Cold War, and was operational until 1980. On top of this concrete block used to be a huge rotating radar antenna. The name umunhum comes from the Ohlone language, meaning resting place of the hummingbird.

I processed a paintery and a balanced HDR photo from three RAW exposures, merged them selectively, carefully adjusted the color balance and curves, and selectively desaturated the image for the yellow line and a 5% hue in the sky. I welcome and appreciate constructive comments.

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-- ƒ/8.0, 35 mm, 1/400 sec, ISO 100, Sony A6000, SEL-P1650, HDR, 3 RAW exposures, _DSC9677_8_9_hdr3pai5bal1j.jpg
-- CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, © Peter Thoeny, Quality HDR Photography

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Photo taken @ T on 16 February 2020 (© PeterThoeny / Flickr)

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